Over the last 32 years, the Centre International d’Antibes has set the standard when it comes to language camps in France. With several campuses in the heart of Antibes and Cannes, as well as long-standing partnerships in Nice, Biarritz and Paris, the Centre has maintained a consistent momentum. And the adventure doesn’t stop there! With the launch of its first ENGLISH CAMP on Monday 9 July 2018, the Centre sees itself as an ambassador, and is constantly expanding to offer new opportunities, such as learning English in France. The idea behind this new programme is to combine something useful with something fun in a fully English-speaking environment where both the teachers and the supervisors are native speakers. As an added and not-to-be-sniffed-at bonus for parents living or holidaying on the French Riviera: it’s nearby! The aim of this programme, then, is to promote the English language among young people while staying local, and to broaden their horizons with their first immersive experience on an international campus.
The programme, which offers three options (see our website for more details), is held on an international campus over a week or more. Mornings are devoted to English lessons which prioritise oral work and expression, while afternoons are given over to activities such as a treasure hunt in Antibes, beach volleyball, bowling and laser quest, and games based around the Star Wars and Harry Potter worlds. A total of 30 children from a variety of countries joined the camp for its first week, an opportunity for them to encounter cultures other than their own, with the only means of communication being... English. Yet another chance for them to practise.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart” – Nelson Mandela (Dold, 2011)
Because a language is a fantastic tool for communication, openness and sharing experiences. Above all, it’s a genuine route to social, cultural and professional advantages. In this day and age, knowledge of English has become essential, since the language is spoken by more than a billion people in over 195 countries. Among other reasons, it’s important to know English because globalisation is changing the world around us, making it more multicultural than it used to be. Being able to speak the language of Shakespeare could, today, be considered as the ability to keep in contact with the outside world and share one’s ideas, from a very young age. So, if you’re looking for total immersion in an English-speaking environment to help you master English and communicate with the world, the Centre International d’Antibes would love to see you in 2019!